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$2
pledged of $9,000pledged of $9,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 29 2019 5:10 PM UTC +00:00

About

WHY - Sometimes you see a need, and you just have to do something about it personally, because you know it could have a positive impact.  I am raising funds to help our youth have a clearer picture of what their interests, skills and passions look like in the world, locally and globally, now and in history.  I believe that we have great materials to teach kids WHAT they need to learn, but nothing to teach them WHY it's important.  Young people who have no dreams, no goals and no hope for their tomorrows are not likely to be very positive and productive today.  

WHAT - The e-learning courses, or "journeys", that I'm creating will ultimately have 4 levels, geared towards 4th-12th grade students.  They explore interests, connect with field experts, document what they learned into a PPT and optional choice of presentations, and organize a philanthropic event that celebrates everyone who contributed to their learning and their event.  When shown they are valued for their unique skills and interests, and when they are guided through the process of reaching out to local experts for advice, young people feel empowered.  They feel supported and they gain hope and perseverance to strive for their goals and dreams.  The ripple effect of this, paired with inherent mentoring within the "journey" (e-learning course), can lead to some really good changes, probably better than we can imagine.  

HOW - I'm not trying to create a stand-alone static product.  I'm beginning a journey of laying a foundation that can be used systematically and customized per region or community.  The way this happens is through converting student presentations into further e-learning journeys/courses to offer access to on my website.  This creates an ever-growing variety of interest fields to choose from.  Students leaving their legacy for future students with what they learned has been very powerful.  Students love creating presentations, and it benefits everyone.  

WHEN - My plan for creating the e-learning courses + rewards for my backers is as follows:

By 2/15/19                              

- send updates to backers, rewards and sneak peek on project

By 3/15/19 (~200 hours)     

- Level 1 courses revised (these are already developed, but I've added some better ideas)   

- Teacher materials for turn-key curriculum that can be used during silent reading, early finishers, behavior incentive, ELL and Title 1, etc.

By 4/1/19 (~200 hours)        

- Level 2 Template finished and at least one course to show in marketing and conferences 

- send updates to backers, rewards and sneak peek on project

By 4/15/19 (~200 hours)      

- Level 3 Template finished and at least one course to show in marketing and conferences

By 5/1/19 (~200 hours)        

- Level 4 Template finished and at least one course to show in marketing and conferences  

- send updates to backers, rewards and sneak peek on project

By 5/15/19 (~100 hours)      

- Upload to website, create back-end LMS for student log-ins, last revisions, etc.                 

- send updates, rewards and thank you to backers

WHERE - For a demo of a current prototype,  CLICK HERE!  

Different options for those who want to work or volunteer with animals
Different options for those who want to work or volunteer with animals
Videos that expose the learner to what working with animals looks like around the world
Videos that expose the learner to what working with animals looks like around the world
Example of one of the responses from community members about answering student questions
Example of one of the responses from community members about answering student questions

Risks and challenges

One of the potential obstacles in this project is the continued learning curve in the development of a log-in page of my website, creating the content for the e-learning courses/journeys (video and audio auditing) and other components that I'm getting better at every day! This challenge is like most others in life, in which the right attitude and plenty of passion prevail.

Another obstacle will be gaining viewership and support for my project during its development. So far everyone I've asked to review my materials has loved them, including principals, teachers, superintendents, curriculum directors, and most importantly students. Gaining viewership and developing marketing outside the local area might be tricky, but I know the quality of the product and the effects on students will make it very marketable. Because I taught locally, I have been fortunate enough to have had educators at every level give me feedback. I know it's good, I just need to refine my marketing strategies.

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    access to 1st course

    Check out the first of many e-learning journeys that young people (or anyone) can explore to find out more about their interests and future dreams and what they look like in the world. Please let me know what your job is (in or outside your home) and your favorite part of your job. I am hoping that between the students, local business members and my backers, we can get 100 different interest fields (job, career, hobby or lifestyle) to be able to add to our website next year! Many interest fields are currently being developed, as we are able. This happens faster and better with funding. Thank you!

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    access to 1st course and a book set

    Check out the first of many e-learning journeys that young people (or anyone) can explore to find out more about their interests and future dreams and what they look like in the world. Please let me know what your job is (in or outside your home) and your favorite part of your job. I am hoping that between the students, local business members and my backers, we can get 100 different interest fields (job, career, hobby or lifestyle) to be able to add to our website next year! Many interest fields are currently being developed, as we are able. This happens faster and better with funding. Thank you!

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    access to 1st 2 courses & a book set

    Check out the first two of many e-learning journeys that young people (or anyone) can explore to find out more about their interests and future dreams and what they look like in the world. Please let me know what your job is (in or outside your home) and your favorite part of your job. I am hoping that between the students, local business members and my backers, we can get 100 different interest fields (job, career, hobby or lifestyle) to be able to add to our website next year! Many interest fields are currently being developed, as we are able. This happens faster and better with funding. Thank you!

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    access to 1st 4 courses and a book set

    Check out the first 4 of many e-learning journeys that young people (or anyone) can explore to find out more about their interests and future dreams and what they look like in the world. Please let me know what your job is (in or outside your home) and your favorite part of your job. I am hoping that between the students, local business members and my backers, we can get 100 different interest fields (job, career, hobby or lifestyle) to be able to add to our website next year! Many interest fields are currently being developed, as we are able. This happens faster and better with funding. Thank you!

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